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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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  • Timothy Jerode Johnson, 26, received two consecutive life without the possibility of parole sentences and an additional 25 years-to-life term. (Credit: LA County Sheriff's Dept.)

    Man Sentenced to Two Life Terms in Murder of Lancaster Computer Store Owner

    A 26-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering the owner of a computer store in Lancaster during a 2012 robbery. Timothy Jerode Johnson also received an additional 25 years-to-life term, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Jurors found Johnson guilty on Aug. 1 of one count of first-degree murder with a special circumstance allegation that the killing was committed during a […]

  • A photo of John Silva, eating at a Fremont restaurant with a framed picture of his late wife, taken by   Madina Bashizadah and posted on her twitter page.

    Photograph Captures Touching Image of California Widower Dining With Photo of Late Wife

    A single photograph captured the enduring love of one man for his late wife who was still his dinner companion five years after her death. The photograph was taken inside an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Fremont by a fellow dinner who posted the picture on her Twitter account last week. “He has a picture of his wife with him as he eats! I love him”, she tweeted. Oh my god I just died!!! He has a picture of his wife […]

  • One person was killed Wednesday when a military aircraft crashed in a field near Point Mugu Naval Air Station. (Credit: Brian Rivera)

    Pilot Killed in Crash of Fighter Jet During Training Mission Near Point Mugu

    Federal aviation investigators were at the scene Wednesday night of the fiery crash of a fighter jet during a training mission near Point Mugu Naval Air Station that killed the pilot. The jet came down around 5:13 p.m. in an agricultural field near Hueneme Road at Highway 1, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. “I just saw this jet going down really fast … and all I saw was a big cloud of smoke,” said witness Brian Rivera. The plane […]

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    Irvine Man Convicted of Murdering Father to Get Car to Visit Girlfriend

    A 23-year-old Irvine man was convicted Wednesday of murdering his father in order to steal his car and money so he could visit his girlfriend in another state. Steven Joseph Bruno was found guilty of one felony count of second degree murder in connection with the 2012 crime, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Bruno fatally shot his father, 60-year-old Ernest Bruno, in the victim’s Irvine home on Aug. 30, 2012, the release stated. After […]

  • An off-duty LAPD officer was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Huntington Beach after allegedly committing a lewd act in public, authorities said.

    LAPD Officer Arrested After Allegedly Committing a Lewd Act in Public

    An off-duty LAPD officer was arrested Thursday in Huntington Beach after allegedly committing a lewd act in public, authorities announced on Wednesday. Ryan Galliher was arrested on Oct. 23 and was assigned to home duty pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. After being notified of his arrest, Galliher’s commanding officer responded to Huntington Beach and met with him, the release stated. In addition to the criminal investigation, LAPD has […]

  • Officer Shaun Diamond was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. (Credit: Pomona Police Department)

    SWAT Officer Critically Wounded Serving Warrant in Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Case

    A Pomona SWAT officer was shot and critically wounded during a joint law enforcement operation in San Gabriel early Tuesday related to an investigation into outlaw motorcycle gangs, police said. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department. Officer Shaun Diamond was the first one through the door when SWAT made entry into the location and was immediately hit by a […]

  • Man Sought in at least one attack on woman leaving bank in South L.A. (Credit: LAPD)

    Suspect Sought for Robbing, Assaulting Women Outside Local Banks

    Police were asking for the public’s help Tuesday in identifying a man wanted for assaulting and robbing at least one woman as she left a bank in South Los Angeles. Surveillance video from 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 showed the man loitering around a bank located near Jefferson and Crenshaw boulevards. The man appeared to be scouting potential victims inside the bank, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The video showed the man watching a […]

  • A surveillance picture of two people sought for attempted murder in the hit-and-run crash of a man in a liquor store parking lot in South Los Angeles. (Credit: LAPD)

    Couple Sought for Running Over Man Twice in Videotaped Hit-and-Run in South L.A. (Graphic Content)

    Police were asking for the public’s help Monday in identifying a man and a woman seen on surveillance video from a liquor store who were later involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian hospitalized. It happened just before 9 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the parking lot of Jerry’s Liquor Store in the 4200 block of S. Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles, according to a Facebook post by the LAPD’s Southwest Community Police Station. Surveillance video showed […]

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    Ex-Teacher Already Facing Child Sex Charges in OC Arrested in Federal Sexual Tourism Case

    A 63-year-old former teacher, already facing molestation charges in Santa Ana, was in federal custody Monday accused of traveling to the Philippines to engage in sex with an underage girl and producing a video of the encounter. Robert Ruben Ornelas, 63, was taken into federal custody Friday afternoon after being named in a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office. The three-count complaint alleged that Ornelas traveled to […]